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Neopotism [ˈnɛpətɪz(ə)m] The practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. Example: His years in office were marked by corruption and nepotism.
Doldrums [ DOHL-druh'mz ][ noun ]MEANING :1. stagnation or a state where there is no activity 2. a slump or a period of depression 3. a region of the ocean near the equator, characterized by light winds or squalls.USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The mortgage market has been in the doldrums for last three years now.
Dirge [ durj ][ noun ]MEANING :1. a poem, hymn or song played at a funeral to express grief or sorrow a sad or mournful piece of literary work that is musical in natureUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The dirge brought tears to everyone's eyes.